• Old School Wrestling Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Old School Wrestling Veteran Silo Sam (Real name: John Harris) would have celebrated his 68th birthday today.
Standing 7ft 5in (billed as 7ft 7in), he ranks #3 on the list of the tallest professional wrestlers ever, which can be seen by tapping here.
Known as Silo Sam in Verne Gagne’s AWA (1986), he was known as Big John Harris on CWA Memphis Wrestling TV (1984-1985) and as Little John in Fritz Von Erich’s WCCW.
In 1987, he wrestled on untelevised WWF House Shows, but they didn’t end up hiring him.
Quite a lot of people remember him for chasing Pee-wee Herman because of a girl in the movie “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure”.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
September 12, 1952 – April 19, 2005
• “Would I consider him a great actor? F**k no” – Batista On The Rock
WWE Hall Of Fame Class of 2020 inductee, Dave Batista, was recently interviewed by Flickering Myth, where he discussed WWE wrestlers transitioning into Hollywood stars.
Some of the wrestlers successful in doing so have been The Rock, John Cena and Batista himself.
However, Batista thinks that The Rock is a movie star, but not a great actor. He also doesn’t want the roles that Rock and John Cena pick because he thinks those roles won’t get him the popularity he wants.
“[The] Rock was, in a way, a movie star before he was even a movie star. There is something about him that’s really special. I’d never take that away from him. Would I consider him a great actor? F**k no. I want good roles. I don’t care about Fast and Furious or Bumblebee. That’s not the kind of stardom I want.
I want to be in Dune, I want to work with Denis Villeneuve. I want to work with Sam Mendes and Jodie Foster, I want to work with Academy Award winners. I’m proud to be a character actor. I want that respect and credibility and education.”
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